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In accordance with the present invention, progressive changes in amplitude as a function of offset of common gathers can be more easily identified by emphasizing the degree of amplitude variation between "near" and "far" amplitude vs. time traces of each gather along a seismic line, and displaying the resulting near and far offset sections side-by-side. A significant--and progressive--change in P-wave reflection coefficient as a function of the angle of incidence (within sections) indicates valuable characteristics, say the fluid hydrocarbon-bearing potential and/or the lithology of the reflecting horizon.

Title
Method for the interpretation of seismic records to yield valuable characteristics, such as gas-bearing potential and lithology strata
Application Number
6/344892
Publication Number
4554649
Application Date
February 1, 1982
Publication Date
November 19, 1985
Inventor
William J Ostrander
Benicia
CA, US
Earl F Herkenhoff
Orinda
CA, US
Agent
Edward J Keeling
H D Messner
Assignee
Chevron Research Company
CA, US
IPC
G01V 1/36
G01V 1/34
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